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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 07:44    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Pennsylvania, the "Coal State"




Analcime with Apophyllite - Cornwall Mines Cornwall Lebanon County Pennsylvania USA.jpg
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Analcime with Apophyllite
Cornwall Mines, Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania USA
Specimen size: 9.9 × 7.1 × 4.2 cm.
Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm.
Former Ernie Schlichter colection
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 08:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Finally Pennsylvania! The analcime in the photos that Jordi posted is now in my collection. Here are some other minerals from Pennsylvania in my collection, minerals that are the most photogenic.


quartz PA 19-9-7.JPG
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A wonderful quartz group from a coal mine! Reading Anthracite mine, near St. Clair, Schuykill Co. 9 cm across.
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quartz PA 19-9-7.JPG



fluorapatite PA 18-2-18.JPG
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Fluorapatite crystals in actinolite schist. Silver Hill quarry, Brecknock Township, Lancaster Co. The main crystal is 3 cm.
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fluorapatite PA 18-2-18.JPG



wavellite PA 18-2-19.JPG
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Wavellite, Mt. Pleasant Mills quarry, Perry Township, Snyder Co. 5 cm across.
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wavellite PA 18-2-19.JPG



strontianite PA 18-5-3.JPG
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Strontianite, Oak Hill quarry, Centre Co., 3.5 cm across.
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strontianite PA 18-5-3.JPG



calcite PA 13-8-2.JPG
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Calcite, Lincoln quarry, York Co., 7 cm across.
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calcite PA 13-8-2.JPG



pyrite PA 8-4-9.JPG
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Pyrite in schist, I-83 roadcut south of York, York Co. The crystal is 3 cm across.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 08:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Here are a few more.


celestine PA 10-10-30.JPG
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Celestine, Meckley quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co, the crystal is 3 cm across.
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celestine PA 10-10-30.JPG



pyromorphite PA 6-6-9.JPG
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Pyromorphite, Wheatley mine, Phoenixville, 9 cm across.
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pyromorphite  PA 6-6-9.JPG



dolomite PA 17-2-6.JPG
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Dolomite, Ober and Binkly quarry, East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., 10 cm across.
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dolomite PA 17-2-6.JPG



rutile PA 3-9-16.JPG
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Rutile, Parkesburg, Chester Co., 5 cm across.
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rutile PA 3-9-16.JPG



calcite PA 16-2-11.JPG
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Calcite, Shippensburg quarry, Cumberland Co. The crystal is 2.5 cm tall.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 10:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Hello Everyone,

There are some really nice specimens so far. John the Wavellite is gorgeous.

I have a few humble pieces to add today.

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Antigorite 03c.JPG
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This Antigorite should add a little color. It is about 2 3/4" (6.98 cm) across from the Woods Chromite Mine, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Stilpnomelane 01b.JPG
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Brassy looking little flakes of Stipnomelane from the French Creek Mine #2, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Field of veiw is 1 3/4" (4.45 cm).
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Tremolite 02b.JPG
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Obviously this is a reasonably commmon mineral but the habit here seemed worthy of a photograph. This Tremolite is from the Grace Mine, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The specimen is 1 1/4" (3.18 cm).
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 17:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Former collection of Lazard Cahn, Nice dark green crystals.


DSCN0541.JPG
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Pyromorphite
Phoenixville, Pa
7.5cm x 5.0cm
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 17:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Fomer collection of Leo and Marion Horensky.


DSCN0544.JPG
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Apophyllite on Magnetite
Cornwall, Pa.
7.7cm x 6.2cm
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 14:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

One more...


PICT3534.JPG
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Brucite.- Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania (USA) 10x6x5 cm.
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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2011 06:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

A few more from my collection.


copper PA 12-5-3.JPG
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Copper in quartz. Pine Mountain,
Adams Co., the mass of copper is about 3 cm across.
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copper PA 12-5-3.JPG



magnetite PA 4-6-1.JPG
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Magnetite, Grace mine, Morgantown. These crystals are distinctive in that they are dodecahedral, 7 cm across.
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magnetite PA 4-6-1.JPG



sphalerite PA 4-5-1.JPG
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Sphalerite, Phoenixville, Chester Co., 6 cm across.
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sphalerite PA 4-5-1.JPG



stilbite PA 1-11-26.JPG
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Stilbite with calcite, Kibblehouse quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., 8 cm in long dimension.
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2011 13:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

One more from Pennsylvania.

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PICT8756.JPG
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Stilbite
Teeter's Quarry. Gettysburg. Adams Co. Pennsylvania, USA
9,5 x 5,5 cm.
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2012 12:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

One fine example of the Rutile from Pennsylvania published by Ru Smith in About cyclic twinning



Rutile eightling - Parkerburg_Pennsylvania_USA.jpg
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Rutile eightling
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
2 cm across
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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2012 22:30    Post subject: Antigorite from the State Line Chrome Pits Md/Pa...  

Cleaning out my studio & came across some old boxes of material from the State Line Chrome Pits...


DSCN1045.JPG
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Antigorite
State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
2x3x2 cm
Collect while you're young,old age creeps up fast...
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2012 11:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

I've been enjoying all those specimens from "classic" Pennsylvania localities--thanks, John! The purple (pink? magenta?) antigorite is something.
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